Safety and OSHA News

Under-reporting injuries still big challenge for OSHA

An annual review pinpoints one of OSHA’s biggest challenges as its strives to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.  [Read more…]

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He claimed hearing loss after just two months on the job: What did a court think?

This employee suffered hearing loss because of years of working around loud equipment. He worked just two months for his last employer, then filed a workers’ comp claim for hearing damage. Did he receive benefits?  [Read more…]

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He waited 5 months to get medical treatment: Will workers’ comp pay?

An employee’s claim that he was injured months ago and waited to get treatment can often raise suspicions on whether the injury is really work-related. How did a court rule in this case?  [Read more…]

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CEO could spend life in prison in connection with workers’ deaths

It’s one of the biggest safety disasters in recent memory. Now federal prosecutors have gone to the top to hold a company official responsible for conditions that led to workers’ deaths. And the CEO’s habit of micromanaging the company’s operations may come back to bite him.  [Read more…]

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Mining company sues former employee, says he filed frivolous lawsuit

A miner says his former employer fired him for expressing safety concerns. Now, the company is suing the miner, saying he filed a false claim against them. [Read more…]

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